Notes from City Hall
The following is an update from Kimberley City Hall.
Emergency Preparedness Week May 3 – 9
Emergency services may not be readily available, as increasing demands are placed on responders. It may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in most critical need.
Basic survival items include: two litres of water per person per day, non-perishable foods, can opener, flashlight and batteries, candles matches or a lighter, battery powered or wind-up radio, first aid kit, prescription medications, infant formula if needed, extra keys, cash in small bills, and a list of contact information. Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best!
Kimberley has been chosen to host the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) annual general meeting. There should be more than 150 elected officials from throughout the region attending the three-day conference in April of 2016. Hosting the AKBLG conference should provide a boost to the local economy during shoulder season, and enhance Kimberley’s reputation as a world-class destination.
Local sculptor Tony Austin will be placing three life-size sculptures of miners in front of the Kimberley Public Library in time for BC Mining Week, May 3-9. The sculptures will commemorating Kimberley’s miners and our century-long history with the Sullivan Mine (pictured above – from the Kimberley Underground Mine tour), and will depict two turn of the century miners and a modern miner at work.
Platzl construction zone
New businesses opening in the Platzl are requiring the city to make improvements to the underground utilities throughout the month of May. The Platzl will still be open for business. Please pay attention to signage and be careful! We thank you for your patience.
Delay in Aquatic Centre opening
Due to a major water leak in a water valve in the top floor of the Aquatic Centre, the pool will not be opening on May 1, as scheduled. Crews are working as quickly as possible to fix the water damage. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you updated as to when the Aquatic Centre will re-open.
Energy efficiency rebates available
The deadline for applying to East Kootenay Energy Diet for a reduced cost home energy assessment has been extended to May 31. Go HERE for more information on this program.
City of Kimberley